Fierce Healthcare June 28, 2022
Robert King

House lawmakers believe the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services need to ratchet up its scrutiny and oversight of Medicare Advantage plans amid concerns over higher spending and coverage denials.

Several lawmakers on the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s oversight subcommittee questioned if CMS is doing enough to adequately oversee the popular MA program. The remarks could be a precursor to greater pressure on CMS — which did not have an official attend the hearing — to adopt reforms to the lucrative MA industry.

“It’s a shame CMS did not agree to testify at this hearing to speak to the work the agency is doing to improve this program,” said Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., ranking...

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